Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 11, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 1 (5 Inn)
MORRIS – Emma Bowman’s three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth put the 10-run-rule into effect and gave Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta a walk-off win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 11-1 in game one of a doubleheader at Eagles Park in Morris.
The Tigers led 3-1 going into the fourth when they put together a five-run inning before Bowman’s blast in the fifth ended it.
Five Tigers had multi-hit games, led by Bowman who finished 3-4 with a double, home run, and four RBI’s. Kenzie Hockel and Katelyn Wehking each had two hits and two RBI’s, Liz Dietz earned the win over five innings, allowing a run on two hits.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 14, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 3 (6 Inn)
MORRIS – In game two the Tigers lead 3-2 when they broke it open with a four-run fourth inning, highlighted by a three-run blast from Hockel for a 14-3 victory.
Eight Tigers collected RBI’s, Dietz was 2-3 with two RBI’s and two runs, Jen Solvie had two hits and two RBI’s, and Carissa Oberg added a pinch-hit two-run single. Kenna Kehoe pitched six innings for the win, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. The Tigers are now 4-0 while the Falcons fall to 2-3.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 8, Ortonville 1
ORTONVILLE – Reanna Ward went 3-4 with two RBI’s and three runs, and Lora Botker tossed a complete game, leading Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley to their first win with an 8-1 defeat of the Trojans in Ortonville.
Botker gave up a run on five hits, striking out 11 for the win. Botker also had two hits and an RBI at the plate, Jessica Moberg drove in two and the Wolverines are 1-3.
Jaidon Conroy was 2-3 for the Trojans, but suffered the loss as they fall to 1-2.
Brandon-Evansville 11, Hillcrest Lutheran 7
BRANDON – Brandon-Evansville collected 14 hits and held off a late push by Hillcrest for an 11-7 win in Brandon.
Kristen Kokett hit a home run and finished 3-5 with and RBI and three runs, Bailey Schaefer had three hits and scored four times, Alena Shores was 3-4 with two RBI’s and Mikenna Pattrin went 2-4 with two RBI’s while earning the win with 4.1 innings, giving up two unearned runs on a hit and striking out nine. The Chargers are now 4-1 on the season.
Hancock 5, Ashby 3
MORRIS – Carlee Hanson struckout 11 over five innings and drove in a run at the plate to lead Hancock past Ashby 5-2 from Wells Park in Morris on Tuesday.
Hanson allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits, Rylee Hanson knocked in a pair of runs for the Owls.
Hancock 13, Ashby 2
MORRIS – In game two the Owls routed the Arrows 13-2 for the doubleheader sweep.
Carlee Hanson was 2-4 with a home run, Tori Pahl had a bases-clearing triple, and the Owls improved to 3-2 on the season.
Minnewaska 6, Melrose 4
Minnewaska 9, Melrose 0
Sauk Centre 14, Benson 4
Sauk Centre 15, Benson 2
Holdingford 11, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 0
Montevideo 11, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1
MONTEVIDEO – Montevideo put together a seven-run fifth inning to earn an 11-1 win over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in five innings.
Noah Buseman and Tyler Blue each had three hits and an RBI for the Thunder Hawks, Matt Fragodt was 2-2 with two RBI’s and Jackson Snell picked up the win over five innings.
Cade Fehr had the Tigers lone RBI on a double, Zach Bruns was 2-3, Jaret Johnson took the loss as the Tigers fall to 1-2.
Minnewaska 1, Benson 0 (8 Inn)
GLENWOOD – Darion Alexander’s eighth inning walk-off RBI single to score Cade Fish gave Minnewaska a 1-0 win over Benson from Marthaler Field in Glenwood.
Alexander earned the win on the hill with two hitless innings of relief, combining with Luke Barkheim and Isaiah Testa for eight innings of shutout ball as the Lakers improve to 5-0.
Matt Lenarz threw three shutout innings for Benson and took a no-decision, Matt Tollifson gave up a run over 4.1 innings and took the loss as they fall to 2-2.
West Central Area 5, Hancock 1
BARRETT – Gavin Paulson’s two-run single in the fourth gave West Central Area the insurance runs they needed in a 5-1 win over Hancock. Peyton Rohloff broke up the Knights shutout with an RBI hit in the sixth to score Brayden DeSmith as the Owls fall to 1-2. The Knights are 2-2.
Brandon-Evansville 14, Barnesville 4 (5 Inn)
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville battled back from an early three-run deficit with a six-run fifth inning to earn a 14-4 win over Barnesville in Evansville.
Tanner Bitzan, Gaven Jacobsen, and Trent Landowski each drove in two and scored twice for the Chargers, and Marshall Riedel crossed home plate three times while Tony Schaffrin picked up the win.
BOLD 15, Sauk Centre 0
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 5, Melrose 2
Holdingford 7, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 1
TRACK & FIELD
BENSON – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta and Minnewaska track & field athletes took the top two spots in team scoring for boys and girls competition at the Benson Invite on Tuesday.
The Tigers boys took first with nine event champions, including Kenny Soderberg (110 Hurdles), Noah Stewart (1600), Abram Schmidgall (400), Jaden Maanum (800), Nathan Beyer (200), and the relay teams for the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800.
The Lakers took second with four champions, Benson/KMS had two event champs and took fourth, Hancock finished fifth.
The Tiger girls finished as the runner-up to Minnewaska, with championship performances in four events, including Claire Reed (Pole Vault), Kaylie Raths (100 Hurdles), Maddie Carrington (1600), and the 4×100 relay team.
The Lakers had eight event champions, and Benson/KMS took third with two champions, Hancock took seventh.
Find complete girls results HERE
Find complete boys results HERE
Long Prairie/Grey Eagle Invite – Courtesy of Jennifer Froemming
The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville Track Teams had a beautiful afternoon of competition on Tuesday, April 23 in Long Prairie.
Senior Eli Anderson started the meet strong with a win in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 18.49. Junior Sam Fuller placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles in 48.56 seconds. Nathan Baumann and Kobe Reiland were in 7th and 8th place respectively in the same race going 50.29 seconds and 50.42 seconds. Cade Carlson and Derick Novotny were 7th and 8th place in the 100m dash. Carlson finished in 12.49 seconds and Novotny in 12.52 seconds. Novotny also placed 5th in the 200m dash in 25.84 seconds. In the 800m run Nolan Bitzan and Sam Heeter were neck in neck. Bitzan placed 7th in 2:33.03 while Heeter was 8th in 2:33.29. Bitzan also placed 5th in triple jump with a personal best of 34 feet ½ inch. Jake Rein finished 3rd in the high jump with a season best of 5 feet 8 inches. Morgan Storey jumped 5 feet 4 inches and placed sixth. Michael Cochran also had a personal best in the shot put throwing it 36 feet.
All four relays took home ribbons for the boys. The 3200m relay ran by Bitzan, Wesley Siira, Heeter, and Abram Fossel placed 5th in a time of 9:40.68. Bitzan, Rein, Fossell, and Siira also ran the 1600m relay and placed 5th with a time of 4:09.75. The 400m relay made up of Carlson, Baumann, Deirk Goeden, and Novotny placed fourth in a time of 49.29 seconds. Anderson, Fuller, Baumann, and Carlson finished the night in 2nd in the 800m relay in a time of 1:43.90.
Senior Aanika Anderson led three relays to ribbons. She started the 400m, 1600m, and 3200m relays. The 400m relay placed 2nd in a time of 57.11 seconds. Anderson, Kylie Hanson, Celi Nelson, and Catherine Koefod ran the relay for the first time this season. The 1600m relay consisted of Anderson, Koefod, Valerie Deschene, and Grace Otto. They placed fourth in a time of 4:42.27. The 3200m relay, again led by Anderson, placed third in 11:10. Anderson, Brooke Quinn, Grace Otto, and Caitlyn Deschene combined their efforts.
In the hurdles, Koefod placed third in the 300m race in 54.97 seconds. Valerie Deschene was not far behind with a 4th place finish in 55.74 seconds. Deschene also placed 6th in the 100m hurdles in 19.92 seconds.
In the field events, Cailey Schlosser was 7th in discus and 9th in shot put. Her discus flew 74 feet 3 inches, a personal best, and the shot 25 feet 3 inches. Schlosser also placed third in the pole vault at 6 feet 6 inches. V.Deschene was sixth in pole vault with 6 feet. Taylor Yeats had a personal best in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet 4 inches.